One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.
Someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else; SYN. bondswoman.
ETYM Latin, from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. Related to Spose.
1. One who offers sponsorship to another.
2. One who, at the baptism of an infant, guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother.
ETYM Old Eng. seurte, Old Fren. seürté, French sűreté. Related to Sure, Security.
Something clearly established.
1. One who vouches, or gives witness or full attestation, to anything.
2. A book, paper, or document which serves to vouch the truth of accounts, or to confirm and establish facts of any kind.
3. A paper or document entitling the bearer to a certain value.